Count Three & Pray

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Count Three & Pray
Studio album by Berlin
Released October 13, 1986
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 46:48
Label Geffen Records
Producer Bob Ezrin, Berlin, Giorgio Moroder
Berlin chronology
Love Life
Count Three & Pray
Dancing In Berlin
Singles from Count Three & Pray
  1. "Take My Breath Away"
    Released: June 15, 1986
  2. "Like Flames"
    Released: 1986
  3. "You Don't Know"
    Released: 1986
  4. "Pink and Velvet"
    Released: 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
A sample of Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun soundtrack and Count Three & Pray

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For the 1955 western, see Count Three and Pray (film).

Count Three & Pray is the fourth studio album by the new wave band Berlin, released in 1986. It featured the hit single "Take My Breath Away", which was featured in the film Top Gun.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Crawford, except where noted.

  1. "Will I Ever Understand You" 4:42
  2. "You Don't Know" 4:28
  3. "Like Flames" (Rob Brill) 5:07
  4. "Heartstrings" (Brill, Crawford, Terri Nunn, Matt Reid) 4:13
  5. "Take My Breath Away" (Giorgio Moroder, Tom Whitlock) 4:12
  6. "Trash" 3:39
  7. "When Love Goes to War" (Brian Fairweather) 4:12
  8. "Hideaway" (Crawford, Chas Sanford) 5:08
  9. "Sex Me, Talk Me" 4:43
  10. "Pink and Velvet" (Nunn, Ric Olsen) 6:41

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart[2] 85
German Albums Chart[3] 1
New Zealand Albums Chart[4] 20
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 40
UK Albums Chart[6] 32
US Billboard 200[7] 61


  • Bob Ezrin, Berlin, Giorgio Moroder, Andy Richards: Producer
  • Jeff Bennett, Charlie Brocco, Dave Concors, Bob Ezrin, Paul Gomersall, Ted Hayton, Peter Lewis, Steve Lyon, Bob Mithoff, Tom Nist, Michael Rosen, Steven Strassman, David Tickle, Tom Whitlock: Engineers
  • Bob Ezrin, Giorgio Moroder, Brian Reeves, Mike Shipley, David Tickle: Mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen: Mastering


  • Terri Nunn: Vocals
  • Ric Olsen: Lead Guitar
  • David Diamond: Rhythm Guitars, Syntheiszers
  • Matt Reid: Synthesizers, Keyboards
  • John Crawford: Bass, Synthesizer
  • Rob Brill: Drums, Percussion

Additional Personnel[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Charts-Surfer". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung (2012-02-03). "Swedish Charts Portal". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  6. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  7. ^ "AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-10.